I’m a glass-half-full kind of girl. More than that, really – I’m the girl who’ll point out that if it’s not full, you don’t have to worry about spilling your drink every time you pick it up!

Over the past few years, I’ve been diagnosed with a number of chronic, invisible, and immune/inflammatory illnesses. Still, I do the best I can to stay positive: my blog ( is my way of showing those with similar experiences that they are not alone. We may not be able to defeat our diseases, but we can make sure they don’t break our spirits. At the same time, I’m hoping to educate our friends and family – those who want to be there for us, but don’t really understand the extent of our illnesses and how severely they affect us. With a little help, we can get through anything … together.

It’s my mission to make a difference in people’s lives, and I encourage everyone to do that in whatever way possible. A positive word, a helping hand, a donation (of time or money) to a worthy cause, even a simple but genuine smile can mean the world to someone … and that someone could be you!